My Dell XPS M1530 boots intermittently

By Fatima2012
Mar 31, 2011
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  1. Hi I have a Dell XPS M1530. Sometimes it boots, other times Windows appears to be loading but the screen is black. When it boots I am informed that the battery needs replacing. I have no problem replacing the batteries but I am not sure this is the solution. If the laptop is plugged into a mains supply I would expect it to boot regardless of whether the batteries needs replacing or is this not the case?

  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Remove the battery and run only off the AC adapter. Does the same thing happen on booting?
  3. Fatima2012

    Fatima2012 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I have tried this and it makes no difference. Sometimes I can boot with the battery other times without
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Check the hard drive for errors using the run command "chkdsk /f" with out the quotes...

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